THE TRENDS Stay ahead of the pack with our guide to 2019’s biggest fitness, food, and tech trends:
1 Wild(er) Greens
Forget kale – this year is about wilder greens with bigger benefits. For example, mustard greens pack a punch, lacing your dish with sharp, deep flavour and freshness. Other vitamin-rich options include sorrel, dandelion, turnip greens, beetroot leaves (and the stems), and watercress.
2 Print A Car
This year, tech gurus are changing the game with devices that can create custom designs using metal, opening up even more options to the aspiring inventor. While we’re still a long way from printing our own cars, this is getting us a step closer to the dream – owning a home-made Ferrari.
3 Ferment Everything
As scientists continue to unpack the neverending benefits of consuming probiotic-rich foods, the world has found itself in a pickle. Chefs across the world are fermenting all their favourite ingredients to find new delicious (and healthy) combinations. While the humble gherkin always has its place, our new favourite is koji. You’ll find this ingredient in sake, rice vinegar, miso soup and soya sauce.
4 Healthy Competition
The enduring popularity of Park Runs, CrossFit Boxes, and Sunday leagues has proved one thing: as humans, we crave competition. And as it turns out, your health and fitness may benefit from challenging your mates, your colleagues, or just a random stranger at the gym. A study published in the Journal of Preventative Medicine Reports, showed that those classes with higher competition levels had attendance rates 90% higher than those in the other groups.